Ellenville Regional Hospital was recognized by the NRHRC
Ellenville NY - On June 25, 2019, Karen Madden, Director, Office of Rural Health at the New York State Department of Health, presented Ellenville Regional Hospital with a Certificate of Recognition by the National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC). The award was accepted by Steven L. Kelley, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital.
Ellenville Regional Hospital was recognized by the NRHRC, under cooperative agreement for the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Federal Office of Rural Policy for demonstrating innovation in behavioral and mental health initiatives. The initiative addressed the hospital’s MAX project. The MAX project, focused on the opiate use epidemic, changes the process of how Emergency Department (ED) providers and staff manage care for patients who present to the ED repeatedly seeking opioid treatment for chronic pain management. The initiative has produced impactful results. There has been an 84% reduction in ED visits by the patients followed, with a 97% reduction in the administration of opioids to these patients.
Photo taken by Debbie Briggs:
Steven L. Kelley, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital
Karen Madden, Director, Office of Rural Health at the New York State Department of Health
Ellenville Regional Hospital is a 25 bed rural critical access hospital located in Southern Ulster County. The Hospital offers a wide range of services including inpatient services, rehabilitation, emergency care, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, cardiology, cardio-stress testing, pulmonary, pain management, ambulatory surgery, laboratory, diabetes education, clinical pharmacy services, medical nutrition therapy, hospice care, women’s health including bone density, mammography, ultrasound, and imaging including CT scan, digital X-Ray, nuclear medicine, and MRI studies. The hospital has won numerous State and Federal awards for their quality programs.